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Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM EST, New York City publican Jimmy Carbone plays host to an audio ale salon celebrating the world of craft beer. Through discussions with beer industry insiders and knowledgeable beer fans from across the country, Jimmy and his friends explore every aspect of the brewer's craft from grains to pint glass and tasting to toasting. Beer Sessions Radio is sponsored by GreatBrewers.com, your online source for craft beer information, and supported by The Good Beer Seal, an association of independently owned and operated bars in New York City that serve, promote and support good craft beer.

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Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM EST, New York City publican Jimmy Carbone plays host to an audio ale salon celebrating the world of craft beer. Through discussions with beer industry insiders and knowledgeable beer fans from across the country, Jimmy and his friends explore every aspect of the brewer's craft from grains to pint glass and tasting to toasting. Beer Sessions Radio is sponsored by GreatBrewers.com, your online source for craft beer information, and supported by The Good Beer Seal, an association of independently owned and operated bars in New York City that serve, promote and support good craft beer.

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I Like Beer...Sessions

By Heatherhoney73 - Dec 03 2010
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Great informative show, especially the guests.

keep them coming!!!

By Brunswick69 - Apr 28 2010
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cant wait to here you guys every week!! thanks

iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
23
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I Like Beer...Sessions

By Heatherhoney73 - Dec 03 2010
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Great informative show, especially the guests.

keep them coming!!!

By Brunswick69 - Apr 28 2010
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cant wait to here you guys every week!! thanks
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Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM EST, New York City publican Jimmy Carbone plays host to an audio ale salon celebrating the world of craft beer. Through discussions with beer industry insiders and knowledgeable beer fans from across the country, Jimmy and his friends explore every aspect of the brewer's craft from grains to pint glass and tasting to toasting. Beer Sessions Radio is sponsored by GreatBrewers.com, your online source for craft beer information, and supported by The Good Beer Seal, an association of independently owned and operated bars in New York City that serve, promote and support good craft beer.

Rank #1: Episode 349: Josh Bernstein’s Complete IPA and North Carolina’s Fonta Flora!

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This week on Beer Sessions Radio, host Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Josh Bernstein who has a new book out called Complete IPA, and Erik Olsen from Greenpoint Beer & Ale, which just released their first canned IPA's! Sara Maya from North Carolina’s Fonta Flora Brewery is joining us as well!

Sep 27 2016

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Rank #2: Episode 495: Farm-to-Maltster Brewing

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The day after the 9th Annual NYC Brewers Choice, a.k.a. the Slow Grains edition, Jimmy sat down with some of the Northeast’s leaders in the regional grain market. Maltster Andrea Stanley of Valley Malt, June Russell of GrowNYC Grains, Barry Labendz of working-farm brewery Kent Falls, and Evan Watson of Plan Bee Farm Brewery tell the backstory on reviving regional grains in the Northeast with malt and beer, their work getting regional malt into New York City-area breweries, and the power of integrating grains into our understanding of a local food system.

Beer List:

Kent Falls Brewing’s The Hollow, Pilsner made with Endeavor barley from Valley Malt

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Aug 27 2019

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Rank #3: Episode 289: Hops, Hops, Hops!

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It’s hard to think about beer these days without thinking about hops. That’s why Jimmy Carbone is dedicating an entire episode of Beer Sessions Radio to hops! He’s joined by Laura Ten Eyck & Deitrich Gehring of Indian Ladder Farms/Helderberg Hop Farm, co-authors The Hop Grower’s Handbook, Stuart Morris of Indian Ladder Farms, Joel Ford, assistant brewer at Threes Brewing & Stephen Valand of Brooklyn Brew Shop.

“There’s a difference between vines and bines. Grapes are considered vines and they have tendrils and that’s how they pull themselves up. Hops are bines, they don’t have tendrils they have tri-combs and that’s how they pull themselves up.” [10:00] –Deitrich Gehring on Beer Sessions Radio

“Hops have great antibacterial properties and they’re good for treating infections. When you make beer with hops, the hops act as a preservative. This made beer last long and expanded the trade of beer.” [40:00] — Laura Ten Eyck on Beer Sessions Radio

Sep 22 2015

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Rank #4: Episode 363: When Did Rarity Start to Equal Greatness in Beer?

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This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special guests joining us to talk about an article that our friend Aaron Goldfarb wrote for PUNCH called “When Did Rarity Start to Equal Greatness in Beer?” So joining us is Aaron himself, as well as Greg Doroski from Threes Brewing, Gage Moody-Siegel from BeerMenus, and our buddy Chris Balla is back again from Grand Army Bar.

Dec 13 2016

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Rank #5: Episode 429: Cicerone Talk & Evil Twin Brewing, Ridgewood

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We’ve got some great guests joining us tonight including Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsoe from Evil Twin Brewing and a bunch of Cicerones too!

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Apr 12 2018

56mins

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Rank #6: Episode 479: The State of New York (Beer)

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Jimmy checks in on the future of beer in the state of New York with Paul Leone of the New York State Brewers Association, Stefan Fleming of Empire State Development, and Jason Sahler of Brooklyn’s Strong Rope Brewery. They talk about the challenges and benefits of owning a brewery in New York City, how fast the industry has grown in recent decades, the long-term outlook for craft in New York, and how New York’s beer fans compare to other states’.

Beers:
Strong Rope Brewery’s Seeds of Love and Outrage, IPA
Strong Rope Brewery’s Field Drinker, IPA
Strong Rope Brewery’s Young Lion of the West, Cream Ale

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May 07 2019

50mins

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Rank #7: Episode 343: Massachusetts Beer and Cider

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This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we go back in time for a winter trip to Jimmy Carbone's hometown of Haverhill, Massachusetts. The episode features Staten Island home brewer Mark Zappasodi, who moved to that region a few years ago – to a farm in Merrimac, MA. Mark is a part time farmer, home brewer, and home cider maker, with dreams of opening a Massachusetts-farm-brewery-licensed brewery.

We're also joined by Chef Patrick Soucy, a chef in the Massachusetts/New Hampshire area. Turns out, he was born in Haverhill as well!
We bond over a fire, home cider made by Mark, and talk New England beer and food.

Aug 16 2016

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Rank #8: Episode 357: On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio (Ep 4): Back to the Roots

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In the final episode of On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio Season One, host Jimmy Carbone travels to the Finger Lakes. He visits The Farmhouse Brewery in Owego, the first malting house in New York State in over a decade and one of only a handful also brews in-house. You’ll hear from a top grains farmer about the challenges he faces to produce and distribute unique, artisanal grains to brewers. You’ll also meet the experts who support him in his work. Up in Ovid, Jimmy visits Blackduck Cidery and meets the whole family behind some of the best cider in the state. Plus, meet the community behind New York cider at Finger Lakes Cider House.

The Farmhouse Brewery

Marty and Natalie Mattrazzo are the visionaries behind The Farmhouse Brewery in Owego, NY. Their motto is “farm fresh from ground to glass." Their delicious brews are a combination of the freshest ingredients, and Marty’s refined palate creates art in every pint. Diligent small grains farmers from all over New York State grow their barley. Only the highest quality grain makes its way to their on-site malt house, where they malt each batch of barley using a time-tested artisanal process. Their hops are of the highest quality that they can source from seasoned hops growers with New York State. The New York hops industry is currently expanding to again become a major supplier of hops varieties to the entire Northeast United States.

Oechsner Farms

Located in Newfield, New York, just south of Ithaca, Oechsner Farms is a feast for the senses. Thor Oechsner, owner and multi-talented, is the grandson of a German baker. As a teenager he was able to convince his parents to allow him to turn their suburban yard into his first cornfield. Oechsner graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cornell and by 1991 had started a three-acre vegetable farm while also running a Volkswagen and Audi repair business. Oechsner now farms approximately 600 acres of certified organic grains on rented land throughout the Finger Lakes region. In addition, as part owner of Wide Awake Bakery, Oechsner sees a similar benefit to the bakery business as he does the milling operation. He is more interested in the role that the bakery serves as a tool for marketing for the unique and heritage grain varieties that he produces.

Blackduck Cidery

We visited Blackduck Cidery in the town of Ovid, NY in the Finger Lakes region. It’s a family run orchard that produces cider, Perry, and vinegar in small batches, using ambient yeast fermentation. John Reynolds and Shannon O’Connor run the operation of the cidery along with their two beautiful redheaded daughters, Idunn and Pippin. They have been growing fruit in the Finger Lakes region of New York for well over a decade. They sell fresh fruit using organic standards through farmer’s markets, restaurants, natural groceries and their farm stand. John is expert in his knowledge about orchards, apples, fruits and anything cider-related. A former student of Cornell University and later employed as a field technician, John actively supports professors in their research of orchards, harvest and post-harvest work. Shannon is more focused on the smooth running and operations of the business, along with the grunt work in the field, while juggling being a mother of two. In her “free” time she also is the Director of the Edith B. Ford library in Ovid, NY. Idunn, the elder daughter, is the master fruit tester and critic. Pippin is the youngest and newest member of the clan; she is just very cute and very skilled at flower picking.

Finger Lakes Cider House

The Finger Lakes Cider House at Good Life Farm in Interlaken, NY is a certified organic farm and a full diet CSA. The Finger Lakes Cider house is a collaborative multi-cidery tasting room. Melissa Madden and Garrett Miller started the operation in 2008 after purchasing 69 acres of land, mostly growing corn, wheat and soy. Since them it has transformed into a diverse ecological farm, they have planted bushes and trees and bought turkeys, geese, beef cows, and draft horses. They produce their Good Life Cider, a distinctive American style and creatively blended with international influences. Their range is based on traditional bittersweet apples and sharp, acidic heirloom fruits. At the Cider House, they feature their own cider as well as amazing ciders from other cidery friends. Each of these dedicated grower-producers live and work in the Finger Lakes region, and their ciders are true Finger Lakes originals.

Nov 01 2016

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Rank #9: Episode 238: The Lagunitas Story

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Hear about one of the breweries that put American craft beer on the map, Lagunitas, on a brand new episode of Beer Sessions Radio. Jimmy Carbone is joined by Tony Magee, founder and CEO of the Lagunitas Brewing Company, Mark Sljukic of Lagunitas Jimmy Ludwig of Happy Hour Guys, Joe Carroll of Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau and St. Anselm and Tony Forder of Ale Street News. Learn about the origins of Lagunitas, the IPA explosion in domestic craft beer and the California beer scene in the 90’s! This program was brought to you by GreatBrewers.com.


“No other breweries make beer the way American craft brewers make beer. We invented some of the ways craft beers are made…the entire global beer industry is causally being handed over to another generation of brewers.” [10:00]

–Tony Magee on Beer Sessions Radio

Nov 04 2014

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Rank #10: Episode 503: Along Came a Cider

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This week, Jimmy talks all things cider with Ron Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks; Gidon Coll of Original Sin Cider; Paige Flori of Boutique Wines, Spirits and Cider; Tyler Graham of Kings Highway; Petra Paredez of Petee's Pie; and apple photographer William Mullan. Hear them discuss the market for single varietal ciders, the unidentified apple varieties living in the Hudson Valley, and the founding fathers' love of cider.

Beer List:
Original Sin's Fuji Unfiltered Cider
Original Sin's McIntosh Unfiltered Cider
Pine Hill Orchard's Redfield Cider
Spoke + Spy's Kingston Black Cider
Kings Highway's Wickson Cider

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Oct 10 2019

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Rank #11: Episode 206: Beer History with Ron Pattinson

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Dive deep into beer history this week on a special episode of Beer Sessions Radio with Jimmy Carbone and friends. Jimmy’s joined by special guest Ron Pattinson, who writes the “Shut up about Barclay Perkins” blog and is the author of The Home Brewer’s Guide to Vintage Beer: Rediscovered Recipes for Classic Brews Dating from 1800 to 1965. Tune in and learn about the origins of beers like East India Porter and India Pale Ale and get some great historical anecdotes along the way. Also hear from Dan Paquette of Pretty Things and author Jon Holl. This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com.

“The name East India Porter pre-dates India Pale Ale. IPA wasn’t used until the 1820’s, whereas India Porter dates back to 1804. It’s a beer with a pretty long history – and probably fits in very well with modern tastes.”

— Ron Pattinson on Beer Sessions Radio

“If a beer was crappy in 1950 – it should be crappy today!”

— Dan Paquette on Beer Ssssions Radio

Mar 25 2014

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Rank #12: Episode 428: Crooked Stave: Sour, Wild, Brett

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Alex from Spuyten Duyvil invited Crooked Stave founder Chad Yakobsonto host a tasting event. From Colorado to Williamsburg...Beer Sessions Radio tagged along...

We met up at The Well in Brooklyn, where Chad was making a sales call with Ian Ljundquist. We talked deep about sour, brett, and wild ale beers. Chad is "the brett whisperer," according to Jimmy.

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Apr 03 2018

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Rank #13: Episode 404: Cheese and Cider

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On this special episode of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy sits down with Bronwen and Francis Percival, authors of the new book Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese. Also joining them are Greg Blais, host of Heritage Radio Network's Cutting the Curd, Steve Millard of Murray's Cheese, and Nina Stein White of Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse.

Tune in to hear them talk milk, microbes, and the fight for real cheese.

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Oct 10 2017

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Rank #14: Episode 200: Bell’s Brewery

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On the 200th episode of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Larry Bell, Paul Kermizian, Josh Bernstein, Jimmy Ludwig, and Matthew Lefkowitz. Larry tells us about how the word spread so much about his home brewery that his business exploded and led him to start Bell’s Brewery. Then they talk about expanding Bell’s and the process of introducing it to New York. Later, Paul Kermizian from Barcade tells us about making his documentary, American Beer, as well as his experience opening Barcade. This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com. Today’s music provided by Four Lincolns.

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“A lot of the explosion around the country is from nanobreweries.” [6:15]

Larry Bell on Beer Sessions Radio

“The upper peninsula is discovering beer in a way that we thought they never would.” [15:00]

Jimmy Ludwig on Beer Sessions Radio

Feb 11 2014

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Rank #15: Episode 352: Fresh Hop Beer

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This week on Beer Sessions Radio, we are getting an insight into the science and taste of fresh hop and wet hop brewing via a wide array of guests – from the world of home brewing, to large scale production, and everything in between.

Host Jimmy Carbone is joined by Jessie Ferguson of Interboro Spirits and Ales, one of New York’s newest up and coming distilleries and tap rooms. Also on the show are Travis Kauffman of Folksbier in Carroll Gardens, who who is making a harvest pilsner from fresh hops from his parents' farm in Northwest Michigan, and Dan Jansen, former assistant brewmaster of Anheuser-Busch and current brewmaster of Blue Point in Patchogue NY.

Oct 11 2016

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Rank #16: Episode 322: Stillwater Ales & Pico Brew

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On this week's episode of Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy and Anne are joined in the studio by Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Cory Bonfiglio of Stillwater Artisanal Ales and Beer Street, and Donald Brewer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pico Brew.

Mar 22 2016

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Rank #17: Mini Episode: NYC Beer Week, Coney Island Beer + Cheese Tasting

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Beer Sessions assistant producer Dylan Heuer attended Coney Island Brewery’s Beer + Cheese Tasting for NYC Beer Week. An interview with Coney Island’s head brewer Matt McCall and cheese expert Christine Clark delves into their process for finding complementary pairs, why they believe beer pairs better with cheese than wine, and how you can create tastings like this at home.

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Feb 27 2019

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Rank #18: Episode 474: Lagers, Lyons, Lindbaek, and Lengyel

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Jimmy talks (and drinks) lagers with Svend Lindbaek from Millerton’s Svendale Brewing Co., Pete Lengyel from Bushwick’s KCBC Brewing, and Jeff Lyons and Alex Biedermann of Greenpoint’s Keg & Lantern Brewing. They cover New York state malts and hops, secret German brewing methods, the virtues and vices of Rolling Rock, Danish beer culture, and who’s putting lagers in barrels.

Beer List:
Keg & Lantern’s Stolen Valor, Bohemian Pilsner
Keg & Lantern’s Nelson Helles, Pale Helles Lager
Keg & Lantern’s Stop Whispering, Dortmunder Lager
KCBC’s Luna Lupulus, Keller Marzen (collaboration with Jack’s Abby)
Svendale’s Same Thing, Keller Marzen
Svendale’s Born too Loose, Unfiltered Lager

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Apr 02 2019

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Rank #19: Episode 313: Sixpoint Show

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Beer Sessions Radio is in studio with all stars from Sixpoint and Southern Tier, both breweries notably taking part in the upcoming NYC Beer Week and NYC Brewer's Choice. Danny Bruckert from the Sixpoint camp shares his path through the brewery as well as the evolution of Sixpoint's oldest to newest brews, plus some great brewer insight. Shane Henderson from Southern Tier contributes to the discussion as well, while hosts Jimmy Carbone and Anne Becerra sip on a few brews throughout!

Feb 02 2016

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Rank #20: Episode 366: Beer + Photography = Beertography

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On the season premiere of Beer Sessions Radio, we’ve got some special guests joining us in the studio to talk about beer photography, including our friends Matt Coats, Matt Furman, Miguel Rivas, and Cory Smith!

Jan 10 2017

51mins

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